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A new film has been launched to help health workers, hairdressers, firefighters and vets spot the signs of domestic abuse. The Harder video aims to raise awareness among professionals about identifying domestic abuse and providing advice during appointments such as a haircut or dental check-up. More than 2,300 workers have…


The Scottish Sensory Awards, from the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) and the Scottish Council on Vision Impairment (SCOVI), showcase good practice, promote the rights of people living with sensory impairments in Scotland and recognise the range of work with deaf, deafblind and visually impaired people undertaken across the statutory,…
The Scottish Conservatives are calling for activity programmes in nurseries to help cut health inequality across Scotland and save the NHS money. Party leader Ruth Davidson and health spokesman Brian Whittle launched the new healthy lifestyle strategy on a visit to the Little Learners Nursery in Edinburgh. Mr Whittle accused…
A think-tank has renewed calls for an end to "birthday discrimination" in entitlement to free nursery education. Reform Scotland said the current system for government-funded pre-school provision was "unacceptable and unfair" as some children are entitled to less early-years education than others. The organisation highlighted that as the legal entitlement…
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